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People. Unto the LORD our GOD will we lift up our fouls, and magnify his name together.
I The Introductory Prayer; to be read
by the Minister alone. O HOLY, holy, LORD GOD
almighty, before whom all creatures bow; may we celebrate thy perfections, and speak of thy wonderful works, with attention and reverence; give thanks unto thee, and fing thy praises, with joy and gladness; humble ourselves before thee with fincere, and contrite hearts; and pray unto thee under a just sense of our dependence upon thy providence; and with fervent charity to all men: and may these our devotions, which we offer up in the name, and as the disciples of JESUS CHRIST, be acceptable to thee, O GOD, our strength and our redeemer. Amen.
I This HYMN for celebrating
the Divine PerfecTIONS ; or
praise thee, O GOD; we
worship thee, the most friptbemor glorious and excellent being; the big Goð; creator and governor of all things, visible and invisible.
People. O LORD GOD, thou art greatly to be praised; and to be had in reverence by all who draw nigh unto thee.
Minister. We acknowledge thee, the one, living, and true GOD: GOD in heaven above, and earth beneath, and throughout all worlds : there is none besides thee. B 2
People. Unto us there is but one GOD; to whom be glory for ever.
Minister. Thou alone art from everlasting, without beginning of days, or end of years; thou livest, and reignest for ever and ever.
People. We magnify thee, the high and lofty One, who inhabitest eternity.
Minister. Thou art a spiritual and incorruptible being; who dwellest in light inaccessible, and full of glory; whom no mortal.eye hath seen, or can fee.
People. We would worship thee, who art a spirit, in spirit and in truth.
Minifter. Infinite art thou, O GOD: thou dwellest not in temples made with hands; the universe is thy temple; thou art present at all times in every part of thy dominion.
People. In thee we live, and move, and have our being.
Minister. Thine is the greatness, and Omnipotene, the power, and the glory, and the majesty: all things in heaven and in earth are thine: thine is the kingdom, and thou art to be worshiped as LORD over all.
People. Thou art, great, and greatly to be feared; thy greatness is unsearchable.
Minister. Thou art perfect in wisdom, Omniscieni, wonderful in council, and excellent in all thy works.
People. To the only wise GOD, be honour and glory for ever.
Minister. Holy art thou, O GOD; thou Holy, art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity; thy countenance regardeth the upright.
People. We reverence thy name ; for thou art boly.
People. O LORD thy goodness is above all praise; universal as thy works, and endless as eternity.